The High Calling of Motherhood

Heather and her family in front of the barn

I’ll never forget that morning.  I woke up and my spirit quickened within me that I had conceived a baby.  An immortal soul was within my womb.  I jumped out of bed without telling Dale because of course I needed confirmation. I went to the store as quick as I could, got a pregnancy test, and rushed back home. Within minutes it was confirmed what God had already revealed to me- I was pregnant.

I got light-headed and tears filled my eyes over the magnitude of such a high honor.  An immortal soul was within me I repeated to myself.  This is one whose days and eternity I would influence greatly.

Dale was as excited as I.  Our life changed that day.

I knew that when much is given, much is required. So that day I went into intensive training with the Lord. I asked Him to show me how to live in a way that would draw this child to Him; to be pure and holy.  With tears I asked Him to keep this divine awe struck reverence over me all the days of my parenting.

Our first child, Heather was born 30 years ago today.  I can barely type these words right now because I can’t see through the flood of tears.  All 9lb and 3ounces of her, was perfect.  I wept looking at her and I weep over her today- 30 years later.  She is even more perfect today than she was that day. How can this be?

She is the picture of a Proverbs 31 woman.  She is pure and lovely in every way.  She is led by the Spirit of God and is in active pursuit of more of His presence and power every day. Thank You God, You have answered abundantly.

God has been overwhelmingly faithful to give me more than I could ever ask or think in parenting.

He has indeed kept my heart in that divine awe struck reverence toward parenting the immortal soul.

A mother’s day can be long and hard but when we put it into perspective that every day is shaping the destiny and eternity of an eternal soul, what sacrifice is that not worth that?

I pledge to God almighty that until the day I take my last breath on earth I will never ever lose the awe of raising immortal souls.

When I’m 100 years old I expect this passion to be even greater. . .

Proverbs 31:26-31, “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many woman do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gates.”

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